PS: My #60 machine applique needles won't thread with the threader on my Janome.........but I guess you were talking about HAND applique needles, and yes, that needle threader is a GODsend!
Hi Lynn, I noticed you use a Janome, so do I . I have 3. The 8000, Jem Gold and I just bought the 6600P. Every time I use it I find something more to love about it.
You are right, some threads will not thread with the needle threader that is attached. I have trouble with the silk threads too.
I've printed out, but not begun, the April block. It is really pretty. Margo, you are a whiz...I hope hubby is getting better. BTW, I found the Bic pencils that Sharon S. uses with the glue, but they came in packs of 24...and since I really don't need 23 leftover pencils, I didn't buy them. I guess I will still keep using the washable school glue stick and wash the block like crazy afterwards. I did soak my stiff ones in Synthropol and they are much better. I guess it was un-washed out glue.
I think I'm going to make all of the circles first and get them out of the way before I start the rest.
Rather than having to remove the basting thread when making the bias - what about using the water soluable thread - then nothing to remove - just soak away. I'm off to pick out my fabrics - and gasp - I may need to go shopping for more fabric.
Love the blocks Susan.
WELL, DUH??? I should have thought of that!!! I'll make another mental note and try not to misplace it!!
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter
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